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  • vicmorris1Vic Morris lives in south Wales and is paralysed from the neck down as the result of an accident.  With the aid of an 'equaliser' device invented by his coach, John Kelman, Vic shoots pistol and rifle. 
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  • stewartnangle1Stewart Nangle, a Lancastrian, is pictured shooting .22 pistol.  What the photograph does not show is that at the time one of his legs was fitted with a metal frame that was bolted into the bones. 
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  • Di CoatesDeanna (Di) Coates lives in Hampshire, shoots air rifle from a wheelchair, and is one of our most successful disabled international athletes. 
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  • MattSkelhon1Matt Skelhon shot to fame when he grabbed gold at the Bejiing Paralympic Games and proved it was no fluke by claiming silver and bronze at London 2012.

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  • michaelwhapples1Michael Whapples from Leicestershire is blind and shoots air rifle.  In 2011 he was the first British shooter ever to compete at the Open European Shooting Championships for the Vision Impaired, held at Nitra, Slovakia. 

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  • peterbreheny1Peter Breheny from Derbyshire shoots benchrest rifle.  He has Kennedy's Disease, a progressive wasting condition that has weakened his limbs. 
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  • scoutwithprosthesis1This young Scout was born without a left hand.  When he took an interest in shooting, which is very popular in the Scout movement, Hampshire Scouts helped his local club to find a solution. 
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There are many clubs, shooting grounds and other target shooting facilities that are ready, willing and able to cater for shooters with some types of disability.  The majority of them will not be candidates for Focus Club status, often for reasons beyond their control.  For example, they do not own their premises and the landlord will not co-operate on improving wheelchair access, providing disabled parking, toilets, etc.  Or the club is not big enough to have the resources for a good range of equipment, coach training, and so forth.  

A great many clubs in this position nevertheless do as much as they can to welcome people with disabilities, and those who are less able.  If they cannot cater for wheelchair users, they may have provided benchrest shooting for members who have some mobility, but are unable to shoot prone or standing.  They may have acoustic shooting equipment for blind/VI shooters, or some of their members may have learned some British Sign Language to work with those who are deaf.  These are examples of the sort of thing that will enable us to issue a certificate confirming that a club will offer a warm welcome to as many disabled or less-able members as it can. 

Some of these clubs may eventually be in a position to seek Focus Club status, but in the meantime, their DSP Club designation demonstrates that they are doing  their best.  Equally importantly, it also means that the club itself knows its efforts are recognised and appreciated.   

Certificated clubs may use the DSP Club logo on their stationery, website, publicity material, etc.  

 

Hot News!

DSP Videos

Videos on disabled target shooting now on Vimeo and YouTube. You are invited to contribute your videos.

Please Do Our Surveys!

survey Information about people and facilities is vital to our work (and funding). YOU can help by completing our People and Clubs/Grounds Surveys.

£250,000 for Clubs!

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Read about the huge increase in Sport England investment in grass-roots target shooting. 

International Development

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Read about how we are hoping to expand the range of international competitions open to disabled shooters, and let us know if you can help.  

Helpful Stuff

Vision for Shooters

For most shooters, being able to see well enough to aim accurately is the key to our sport. Our Vision Section has lots of information to help all shooters who have vision problems, great or small.

Funding Guidance & Information

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Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting?  Check out the extensive Funding section on this site. 

Advice for Clubs

EFDS Inclusion Hub is a free on-line resource created by the English Federation of Disability Sport for clubs that wish to become more disabled-friendly and include more disabled people in their activities.
More information

Disability Awareness

For those encountering people who have various types of disabilities, we offer a round-up of some on-line advice and videos that may help to put everyone at their ease.